April 13 is shaping up to be one of the most expensive days to watch a live game during this year’s NBA season. On Wednesday night, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will be taking to the basketball court for the last time to clinch his 20-year career with the NBA. Of course, it’s expected that everyone wants to see the Black Mamba perform during his final game in NBA history.
In fact, the demand for tickets have been at such a high that the Los Angeles Lakers decided to issue a fraud alert to warn fans about purchasing game tickets from third-party sources. The team urges that fans purchase their tickets directly from the team via the Lakers Ticket Exchange at Lakers.com.
“Lakers fans can save themselves the aggravation and frustration of being denied access to a game by buying tickets directly from us or at Lakers Ticket Exchange at Lakers.com,” explained Tim Harris, the Senior Vice President of Business Operations/COO for the Lakers.
On Ticket Exchange, prices for the upcoming game in Staples Center are more expensive than usual. As of the moment, the cheapest tickets are sold at $675 each. Meanwhile, two aisle seats for $735 each can be yours as long as you purchase both seats. At the same time, aisle seats can be guaranteed if two tickets are purchased at $999 each. Meanwhile, there are tickets selling for more than $1,000 each, the most expensive being $10,000.
On the other hand, ESPN reported prices to Bryant‘s final game are averaging in StubHub to around $971 per ticket. And in case you’re wondering how far a fan would go to see Bryant’s last game, one happened to have bought two tickets to the April 13 game for $27,500 each.